“Real Housewives” Star Denise Richards Opens Up About Recent Health Scare

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards always looks so beautiful. But its when she shows off her scars to the world that one realizes how beautiful she really is.

That’s what happens when one speaks their truth.

And that’s exactly what the actress recently did on her Instagram page, as she opened up about a recent health scare she went through.

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“This was a couple months ago and turned out to be a good lesson for me to always listen to my body,” she said. “Being a mom, wife and having a career, sometimes it’s easier to just be strong and power through.”

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My hubby posted this & I need to actually thank him for taking such great care of me. This was a couple months ago & turned out to be a good lesson for me to always listen to my body. Being a mom, wife, & having a career sometimes it’s easier to just be strong and power through, I thought the pain & my other symptoms would just go away. They did not and got a lot worse. I’m so grateful to @herniadoc & her fabulous team. I thought I had one femoral hernia, I actually had 2 femoral & 2 inguinal. And I waited way too long & didn’t even tell my husband how bad I was feeling (I know it was stupid) … gotta always listen to our bodies & take care of ourselves. #Repost @aaronwilliamcameron ・・・ To the most incredible woman my soulmate. I am always in awe of your Beauty perseverance, dedication in all you do. These photos taken a couple of months ago from an emergency procedure femoral hernia not one but four! 6 hours waiting close by. Love you baby everyday getting stronger! @deniserichards

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Richards ended up having to undergo emergency surgery to repair four different hernias. And in hindsight, she regrets waiting so long to get them fixed.

“I thought the pain & my other symptoms would just go away. They did not and got a lot worse, she continued. “I thought I had one femoral hernia, I actually had 2 femoral & 2 inguinal. And I waited way too long & didn’t even tell my husband how bad I was feeling (I know it was stupid) … gotta always listen to our bodies & take care of ourselves.

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Her husband Aaron Phypers also weighed in on the ordeal.

“To the most incredible woman my soul mate,” he said. “I am always in awe of your beauty perseverance, dedication in all you do. These photos taken a couple of months ago from an emergency procedure femoral hernia, not one but four! 6 hours waiting close by. Love you baby everyday getting stronger!”